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The SMPL Music Player (Simpl Technology 57025) is a music player built for patients who are in cognitive or physical decline, including (but not limited to) patients with Alzheimer's and dementia. This item is simple to operate due to its one-touch design. Patients can simply lift the lever that sits atop this compact music player and the player will automatically play music. With no need for an internet connection, no user accounts to log into, and no menus to navigate, using the SMPL Music Player could hardly be easier. Because this music player is so easy to operate, patients who have lost the ability to operate more complicated electronic devices may regain self-reliance in this domain. Clinical testing of the SMPL one-touch music player has shown that this music player is easy to operate for those with cognitive degradation, even in cases of serious degradation. The manufacturer states that improving cognitive function and increasing self-sufficiency increases well-being and quality of life.
This retro-style, radio-shaped music player has a solid but elegant design. Built for years of use, the SMPL Music Player for Alzheimer's and dementia patients is made out of a robust and resilient natural wood that is encased in durable plastic with a vibrant red coat of paint over a familiar vintage design. The vivid red paint also makes this player easy to find, even by those whose vision has deteriorated. Inset volume controls can be found at the bottom of the music player so patients don't accidentally change the volume. A headphone socket is also included so users can listen privately and avoid disturbing others in communal settings. Additional ancillary controls can also be found on the back of the player.
This SMPL Music Player for Alzheimer's and dementia patients is not only easy to use and efficient in design, but it may also improve cognitive function. It is stated by the manufacturer that many studies have been conducted showing that music improves cognitive function, including memory. This is particularly true of music familiar to the listener.
This player comes uploaded with 40 classic big band hits that most users will recognize. It is also possible to upload up to 1,000 additional tunes favored by the patient and even audiobooks or most any other desired audio file.
What File Types Is This Music Player Compatible With?
This radio accepts several types of audio files. These file types include MP3 (.mp3), WAVE (.wav), Windows Media Audio (.wma), MPEG4 (.m4a), and ADTS (.aac). If you desire to convert your music into a different file format, there are several free audio file converters available for this purpose online.
Can the Order of the Songs Played Be Changed? Is There a Shuffle Function?
There is no shuffle function on this music player. Like a record player, the SMPL one-touch music player will restart from the place that it stopped in the song cycle, not from the beginning. Once the song list has been listened through, the player will restart from the first song and then play through this cycle again. The manufacturer (SMPL Technology) states that the familiarity that develops with the repetition of songs is best for the mental health of patients with dementia and Alzheimer's.
How to Use the SMPL Music Player for Alzheimer's and Dementia
To play music, plug the player in and open the player's lid. To skip to the next song, press the black button below the lid. To stop the music, simply shut the lid again. If a caregiver would like to adjust the volume, he can find the volume control at the bottom of the player. Use a pencil or another pointed object to press and hold the in-set buttons that control volume. Hold the button in for five seconds to raise or lower the volume.
To upload or delete songs, unplug the music player's power. Next, connect the music player to a computer via USB cable. Look for the device titled either "SMPV100" or "Drive." Last, drag and drop, copy and paste, or delete the files you would like to save onto or delete from the player.
Do not use this item near a bathtub and do not expose it to water. If the device's main lead is damaged, discontinue using the device. Do not open the device's cover to avoid electric shock. The player should only be serviced by service professionals. Keep the device away from heaters, radiators, stoves, and other heat-supplying appliances. Keep this device's cords out of walkways to prevent trips and falls. Keep the player away from pets that might chew on the power cords.
Features and Benefits
- Familiar, Vintage Design
- Very Easy to Operate
- Pre-Loaded With 40 Big Band Hits
- Stores Up to 1,000 Songs
- Can Also Store Audiobooks and Other Audio Files
- Supports a Wide Variety of Audio File Types
- Made Out of a Durable Wood
- Encased in a Resilient Plastic
- May Improve Cognitive Function
- May Improve Quality of Life
- May Increase Self-Reliance
- Product Manufacturer: Simpl Technology
- Product Number: 57025
- Music File Format: MP3
- Length: 7.5 Inches
- Width: 11.8 Inches
- Height: 4.3 Inches
- Weight: 3.7 Pounds
- Power: AC (120 Volts)
- Amplifier: 6W Class D Mono
- Power Consumption: Less Than 700mA at 9V
- User Controls: On/Off and Next Track
- Ancillary Controls: Remote Switches Can Be Found on the Back of the Device
- Volume Control: Can Be Found at the Bottom of the Unit
- Material: Wood and Plastic
- Color: Red
- Application: Music Player
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